So you’ve decided to enter the next chapter of life together with your significant other, in other words, you are going to make it official by crowning your love with a marriage. In order to make this transition even more powerful, it is important to choose the right wedding rings.
Choices are plentiful out there and it doesn’t seem easy at first glance, but I decided to talk to the experts at Leo Hamel’s in order to find out more what to consider when buying a wedding ring.
Try to narrow down your choices
Anything you want to buy goes through the process of narrowing down multiple choices and finally opting for something that works for you. What style do you like? Do you lean more towards a simpler design or maybe a more bombastic approach with decorations suits you better?
Is it important for you to have both the wedding and engagement rings be made of the same material? Maybe you would like to match the ring with your partner, thus making it much easier to choose. These basic questions will help you get started and from there you can branch out your thought process and eventually decide.
Start on time
When you get the basic idea of what kind of ring you’d like it is time to start a search. There’s no need to rush things and you should give yourself a couple of months before the wedding to visit different shops until you find the best jewelry store, try different rings, and without any stress pick the rings that work best.
You should definitely compare prices, revisit previous options and maybe narrow down your choice to like five potential rings and then let details decide. You can even go for a custom made a ring which can take a bit longer to produce and that’s why starting early is important.
Feel free to mix things up
There are no rules that you have to strictly follow. Even if your partner wants a different type of metal that’s not really a big deal. The most important thing is to find what you both will love and reflects your personalities and relationship best. It might even be more interesting to strengthen your marriage if you both show a strong individual note in the form of varied ring choices.
Think about your budget
It is important to limit yourself and not spend too much money on wedding rings and let the wedding itself suffer due to poor budget management. A decent wedding ring in its vanilla form without any embellishments or engravings has a price of about 1000 dollars or more.
If you want engravings, the price goes up by the number of letters and fonts used and whether they were made by a machine or hand also plays a role when it comes to pricing.
Think about your lifestyle
It is important to be practical and consider your lifestyle and how the ring you’d be wearing all the time would affect it. If you lead a more active life and play sports or any instrument it would be wise to pick a thinner ring with a round shape.
If your job revolves around using your hands a lot then more detailed ring with little to no add-ons is not a good idea. Gemstones or carvings bear a risk of getting loose or dirty.
Make sure you pick the right size
Taking into consideration that you’d probably be wearing your ring in almost any occasion or whether it is important to find the right size, and test it a few times when your fingers are not swollen.
Factors like weather, physical activity and time of the day can affect the size of your fingers drastically and so you should do the tests when none of these above mentioned have any effect.